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John A. Logan College Announces Juneteenth Celebration on June 18

Published on May 30, 2024

John A. Logan College is excited to announce its upcoming Juneteenth Celebration, scheduled for June 18 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Waterfall Courtyard.

The Juneteenth Celebration promises to be a joyous occasion for the community, featuring a variety of activities and entertainment. Attendees can look forward to local food from Smokin K’s BBQ and Cajun Cuisine and Cold Blooded Coffee and Roastery, as well as live entertainment from the J-Sound Band. There will also be arts and games, dancing, storytelling, and poetry.

“We are thrilled to host this Juneteenth Celebration at John A. Logan College,” said JALC President Dr. Kirk Overstreet. “This is the third year we have hosted this event on campus, and it has been greatly supported by our community. It’s an opportunity for our community to come together, reflect on our history, and celebrate our progress. We invite everyone to join us for an evening of fun, food, and fellowship.”

Attendees should bring their lawn chairs, tents, and picnic blankets for a comfortable and enjoyable experience.

The Juneteenth Celebration is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or contact Toyin Fox at 618-985-2828, ext. 8586, or

For media inquiries, please contact: Dr. Steve O’Keefe, Assistant Vice President for Marketing, Public Relations, and Communications, John A. Logan College 618-985-2828, ext. 8569 or

Juneteenth Flyer (PDF)

People celebrating Juneteenth at the Waterfall Courtyard on the John A. Logan College Campus.